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EASTERN HUMBOLDT - The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department is inviting the public to two community meetings regarding the increase in law enforcement in Eastern Humboldt. Sheriff Mike Downey and his command staff will continue the dialogue from the last meeting and update the community on the staff increases.

Last October, after a 20-year relationship with the Hoopa Valley Tribe, the...

NORTH COAST - The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is asking for information and help regarding an alleged animal cruelty case with a dog.

Last Thursday, county animal control was called to a veterinarian’s office for a 1-year old shepherd-husky mix who’s leg was partially amputated just below the elbow by an unknown person. The vet determined the rest of the leg would have to be...

REDWAY - Southern Humboldt was the site of a stake holders forum on marijuana.

Assembly Member, Jim Wood, Senator, Mike McGuire and Supervisor, Estelle Fennel gathered with law enforcement, nursery suppliers and growers in Redway to discuss how the new marijuana policies will be implemented during the next two years. The meeting was held at 4 Friday afternoon at the Mateel Community...

HOOPA- A homicide investigation is underway after human remains were found in Hoopa.

Around 7:20 Thursday night, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a report of possible human remains found on Redwood Grove Road. Deputies responded along with the Coroner’s Office and the Criminal Investigation Division. According to the Sheriff’s Office, the bones are human and an...

EUREKA - College of the Redwoods now has a liaison to help student veterans access benefits through the Eureka VA clinic. 

Forest Harpham is the new CR Veterans Health Program Representative. She will be an on-campus social worker providing education about VA medical and mental healthcare services and counseling and crisis intervention. The position is an effort between the school’s...

ARCATA- The City of Arcata is aiming to become a place of zero waste.

At a study session Thursday night, City Council and Zero Waste Humboldt discussed how to achieve this goal through public outreach, composting services, as well as reuse-and-recycling. Currently, 70-percent of the city’s waste is diverted from landfills. Zero Waste Humboldt says reducing paper, targeting single-use...

EUREKA-After more than 10 years working for Humboldt County, Phillip Smith-Hanes wrapped up his last day on the job today. Smith-Hanes had his current position for the past 6 years, but will be moving back home to the mid-west where he’s originally from to be closer to family. He is the chief appointed officer who reports to the Board of Supervisors and is a coordinator for the department...

EUREKA - The Fire Chief of Humboldt Bay Fire is saying farewell Friday as he wraps up his career in Humboldt County.

Ken Woods made his way to Humboldt in 2008 to become Fire Chief of the Humboldt No. 1 Fire Protection District. In 2011 he became joint chief of the City of Eureka Fire Department. Woods played an enormous role in actually founding Humboldt Bay Fire in 2011 through a...